Friday, 19 September 2014
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Feb 10 2006 | 9:56pm ET
Coming off a year of so-so returns, hedge funds got off to a good start in January, with the preliminary results of the Greenwich-Van Global Hedge Fund Index and the Hennessee Hedge Fund Index both showing gains of 3.5% for the month, compared with the Standard & Poors 500, which returned 2.65%. Meanwhile, the Dow Jones Industrial Average was up 1.38% and the NASDAQ Composite Index rose 4.56%.
According to the Greenwich-Van index, emerging market managers continued to lead the way with estimated returns of 7.1% and aggressive long/short managers came in second, up 5.3%. Short sellers were the worst performers, down an estimated 4.7%.
The Greenwich-Van index compiled information from 426 funds and calculated hedge fund performance net of fees. Final January results will come out at the end of February and will include a larger number of funds.
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As many of you know, FINalternatives was recently acquired by the owners of Futures magazine, a firm called The Alpha Pages LLC. Today marks the soft-launch of a new sister site for both publications. As its name suggests, The Alpha Pages will cover all types of alternative investments, going far beyond the more well-known ones such as hedge funds and private equity. Read more…
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